Post Treatment Warning

Beta-Blockers You Must Avoid During Allergy Immunotherapy

The use of beta-blocker medications (which may be prescribed for high blood pressure, cardiac conditions, glaucoma, etc) may hinder the effectiveness of treating systemic reactions to allergy immunotherapy. Thus, immunotherapy should not be administered while a patient is taking a beta-blocker. A list of the more commonly prescribed beta-blocker medications is below, however, this may not be an all-inclusive list. 

If you are taking oral or topical beta-blockers do not discontinue taking them. Contact our office and we will work with you to contact the prescribing physician to discuss if the beta-blockers can be discontinued or if you can switch to an alternative medication that is safe with allergy immunotherapy. Switching from beta-blockers to other medications MUST be handled only under the direction and supervision of the physician who is prescribing these medications for you.

Beta Blockers Oral

  • Betapace/Sorine (Sotalol) 
  •  Betimol/Cosopt/Timolide (Timolol) 
  •  Betoptic/Kerlone (Betaxolol) 
  •  Blocarden (Timolol maleate) 
  •  Brevibloc (Esmolol) 
  •  Cartrol (Carteolol) 
  •  Coreg (Carvedilol) 
  •  Corgard/Corzide (Nadolol)  
  •  Inderal/Inderide (Propanolol) 
  •  Levatol (Penbutolol) 
  •  Lopressor/Toprol XL (Metoprolol) 
  •  Normodyne/Trandate (Labetolol) 
  •  Sectral (Acebutolol) 
  •  Tenoretic/Tenormin (Atenolol) 
  •  Visken (Pindolol) 
  •  Zebeta/Ziac (Bisoprolol) 

Beta-Blockers Topical Ophthalmic Preparations

  • AK-Beta/Betagan Liquifilm (Levobunolol) 
  •  Betoptic (Betaxolol) 
  •  Betaxon (Levobetaxolol) 
  •  Cosopt/Timoptic (Timolol) 
  •  Ocupress (Carteolol) 
  •  OptiPranolol (Metipranolol)